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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1887) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of May, 1887. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xi-xxvii.

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The monthly evening meeting of the Royal Society took place on.
Tuesday evening, the 10th May, the President, His Excellency Sir Robt.
G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B., in the chair. There was a large attendance
of Fellows and several ladies present.
The following gentlemen were declared elected as Fellows of the
society :—The Hon. the Minister of Lands (E. N. C. Braddon,
M.H.A.), Messrs, F. J. Young, B.A., Cambridge, H. H. Gill, M.H.A.,
W. J. Jones, David Barclay, C. A. Payne, M.R.C.S., A. J. Taylor, J.
W. Toplis.
Includes list of additions to the Library.
His Excellency said that, before proceeding with the business of
the evening, he would read to them an address which had been
prepared for presentation to Her Majesty the Queen, the text of the address, which was engrossed on parchment, had
been executed by Mr. Albert Reid, and a very handsome border of
flowers, consisting of native fuschias, clematis, and maiden-hair fern,
was painted on it by Miss V. Hall.
Extensive discussion on a paper presented by Mr. R. M. Johnston, F.L.S., on " How far the general
death-rate for all ages can be relied upon as a comparative index of
the health or sanitary condition of any community,"
Discussion on the deputation from the Council of the Royal Society, consisting of the
Bishop of Tasmania, The Hon. J.W. Agnew, M.D.,M.E.C., Messrs. James
Barnard, R. M. Johnston, T. Stephens, and Alex. Morton (secretary),
waited upon the Premier at his office on Monday afternoon, April 25th,
with reference to Antarctic exploration..

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Royal Society of Tasmania,
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: xi-xxvii
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

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